We have found that schools are like airplanes. Generally speaking, schools are financially sustainable when they are filled to capacity, but not sustainable when they are under capacity. Watch us explain two use cases about enrollment management in a 4-minute video here.
SIN, a Webster Pacific (WP) client since 2022, is a Brooklyn-based business that transforms clay into exclusive designs and decorative items.
Before engaging with WP, SIN made the majority of their products to order. While this allowed the business to save space on inventory, it lowered potential sales volumes for periods of predictably high sales, such as Black Friday. To maximize sales in Q4 2022, WP helped SIN project sales and necessary inventory. See example below.Read More
Inspired by Gapminder, the famous Hans Rosling visualization about life expectancy and income, we decided to make an interactive visual that shows how billionaires and GDP by country have changed over time. You can interact with the data below and watch Tom explain it here with a 2-minute video.Read More
Avenues The World School is a global school with students across six continents and a mission to redefine schooling for a fast-changing world.
Avenues has been a Webster Pacific client since 2014, and over the past eight years, Webster Pacific has helped Avenues with a variety of projects, including market selection, neighborhood selection, advertising planning, and many others.Read More
The 2022 Forbes Billionaires List was published recently and, as we did last year, we’ve mapped the information, with a focus on billionaires in the US and the change between 2021 and 2022. You can interact with the data below and view a 3-minute video of Tom explaining the data here.Read More
Endeavor Schools is a growing family of over 70 private schools in 13 states across the United States and has been a Webster Pacific client since 2020.
Over the past two years, Endeavor has pushed for a data-driven strategy for understanding their current families in order to expand. WP has helped Endeavor identify spatial metrics for successful schools, plan for expansion, analyze competitors with mobile data, and manage COVID.
See redacted map below showcasing the geospatial growth of nursery students in Atlanta.Read More
Like Warren Buffett wouldn’t invest in just one stock, we wouldn’t tell our retail clients to invest in just one city. In fact, we believe that geographic diversification is critical to success and that geospatial investments should be considered through the lens of the 2×2 matrix, shown below.
Quadrant 1: Areas where your competitors are dominant and you (our client) is not. Invest high as these are markets of high potential.
Quadrant 2: Areas where both you and your competitors are strong. Invest high, as these are markets where you need to maintain position.
Quadrant 3: Areas where you are strong compared to your competitors. Invest moderate as these are client-dominated markets even though opportunity is not as large as those in quadrants 1 and 2.
Quadrant 4: Areas where you and your competitors are weak, which indicates most likely that these are small markets. Invest low, unless your strategy is specifically focused on winning small markets.
You can interact with the dashboard below:
In the example above, we would say the WP client should be investing heavily in Houston, Miami, Washington DC, and Dallas (Quadrant 1), where their competitors are very strong and they are not. They should also invest heavily in Chicago, LA, and NY (Quadrant 2), where they need to maintain their strong position, relative to their competitors. Moderate investment should be made in Quadrant 3 (Pittsburgh and others), where the client clearly outpaces their competitors, purely to maintain their position.Read More
Portfolio School, a Webster Pacific (WP) client since 2021, is an independent school based in the heart of NYC offering top tier education for students in grades K-6 using a project-based learning approach.
Over the past year WP has helped Portfolio School with expansion planning, evaluating neighborhoods down to a street-by-street basis. Portfolio has been heavily involved in building the data-driven strategy, which includes: demographics, income, competitors, transit networks, and proximity to urban green space.
The images below represent two datasets used in WP’s analysis.Read More
“Wee Willie” Keeler, a hall of fame baseball player, once said “hit ‘em where they ain’t.” Webster Pacific takes a similar approach when helping luxury retail clients identify cities for expansion. The approach is simple: identify places where the data says there is wealth, but few luxury retail competitors exist. We took this approach in China, where we mapped every city by both billionaires (our measure of wealth) and luxury retailers. To see specifically where we think there are opportunities for luxury retailers in China, you can interact with our visualization below or watch our 2-minute video here.Read More
River Garden Farms, a Webster Pacific (WP) client since 2012, is a 15,000 acre farm in Yolo County, California that grows a variety of crops, including: corn, rice, alfalfa, and walnuts. Over the past few years, WP has helped Roger, the General Manager, with: 1) developing financial reports to monitor crop costs by month compared to historical data and budgets as well as 2) assisting in the implementation of a farm management software, which helps track operations, inventory, and costs.Read More